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Southfield. Materials provided.
Participate for mitzvah or high
school project. Bobbie Patt: (248)
Share informal outings with Jewish
parents of young adopted chil-
dren through Midwest Adoptive
Families. Details: (248) 545-8665,
Contact Dr. Charles Silow if there's
a Holocaust survivor who might
benefit from Yad b'Yad (Hand In
Hand), the friendly visitor program
of Jewish Family Service: (248)
Pardes minyan, offering an inti-
mate and participatory daven-
ing experience, 9 a.m. Saturday,
March 7, at Congregation Shaarey
Zedek West Bloomfield, B'nai
Israel Center, 4200 Walnut Lake
Road. (248) 681-4235.
Participate in the Shabbat
Song Circle every Saturday at
Congregation Beth Ahm, 5075 W.
Maple, West Bloomfield. Offered
during Kiddush following morn-
ing services,12:15-12:45 p.m., and
before Minchah, 4-4:25 p.m. Nancy
Kaplan: (248) 737-1931, nancyel-
Gain insight into religious issues
at Stay and Learn on Shabbat,
following services and Kiddush
Saturdays, at Congregation
B'nai Moshe, 6800 Drake, West
Bloomfield. No charge. Drop-ins
welcome. (248) 788-0600.
Deliver meals to homebound cli-
ents in Oakland County through
National Council of Jewish
Women's Kosher Meals on Wheels
program. Both regular drivers and
subs are needed. (248) 967-0967.
Interact with senior residents
while working in stores operated
by Jewish Apartments & Services
at its buildings in Oak Park and
West Bloomfield. Volunteer during
morning hours only. Michal Ram:
(248) 592-1104, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Become a mentor to an at-risk
youth in Oakland County through
Mentor Connection, a non-sec-
tarian program of Jewish Family
Service. Details: (248) 592-2300,
Lead an hourlong Shabbat ser-
vice Friday afternoons at Lahser
Hills Care Centre, 25300 Lahser,
Southfield. Chaplain Evelyn: (248)
Holidays / Shabbat
Try the informal, yet traditional,
Celebrate at Purim carnivals,
festivities and programs. Here are
• Temple Shir Shalom, 3999
Walnut Lake Road, West
Bloomfield: Watch "The Motown
Megillah," a musical Purim shpiel
for all ages, 7 p.m. Saturday,
March 7. The temple's Purim carni-
val & shpiel will be held 9:30 a.m.
Sunday, March 8, at the Corners,
2075 Walnut Lake Road, West
Bloomfield. (248) 737-8700.
• Temple Kol Ami, 5085 Walnut
Lake Road, West Bloomfield: Wear
costumes if you like to the Purim
carnival 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 8. Tickets: four for
$1. (248) 661-0040, www.tkolami.
• Temple Beth El, 7400 Telegraph
in Bloomfield Township: Enjoy the
"Malice at the Palace" Purim
Learn something new during the
annual Spring Mini-Series of the
Institute for Retired Professionals
(IRP) held Fridays through March 27,
at the West Bloomfield JCC. March
6 topics: clinical psychologist Elana
Goell Varkovitzky, Ph.D., "Emotional
Intelligence — Does it Matter?,"
11-12:30 p.m.; Tom Collier, retired
military history instructor, "Unlucky
Afghanistan," 1:30-3 p.m. Bring bag lunch or purchase boxed
luncheon ($5) by 11 a.m. IRP offers programs weekdays at
both JCC branches. Director Sharon Levine:
email@example.com , (248) 967-4030, ext. 2018.
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shpiel, presented by the TBE
Youth Choir, 11:15 a.m. Sunday,
March 8. Following will be the
Young People's Society Purim car-
nival, noon-2 p.m. featuring games,
giant inflatables, deejay music and
a bull to ride. Tickets sold for food
and booths. Julie Rolnick: (248)
• Adat Shalom Synagogue, 29901
Middlebelt, Farmington Hills:
Start off with Purim Party Plus
- a "Wild Wild West" fundraiser
Sunday, March 8 - that offers a
buffet supper, music and prizes
with admission. A "Mega-Megillah"
evening will begin 6 p.m. Monday,
March 9, with the Purim story for
children through kindergarten age
and "Mishpacha Minyan Megillah
Reading" for older youngsters
and their families. A Purim carni-
val starts at 6:30 and traditional
Megillah reading by Adat Shalom
teens is 7:15 p.m. (248) 851-5100,
• Congregation Beth Ahm, 5075
W. Maple, West Bloomfield: Try the
"Megillah Madness" Purim carni-
val and service, 5:30 p.m. Monday,
March 9. Prof. Howard Lupovitch
reads the Megillah with a flourish
at service 7 a.m. Tuesday, March
• Congregation Shaarey Zedek,
27375 Bell Road, Southfield:
Have more fun than you can
shake a grogger at the Purim
Extravaganza Monday, March 9.
For families: costume contest and
Great Grogger Grind, 6 p.m.; car-
nival games, face painting, music
from Star Traxx Productions,
kosher food, 6:30-8:30. For adults:
Purim service with traditional
Megillah reading, 7:30; comedian
David Glickman on his portable
keyboard does song parodies,
8:30. Free. (248) 357-5544.
• Sara Tugman Bais Chabad
Torah Center: Gather for the
festive "Purim in the Circus,"
6 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at
Congregation Duvid ben Nuchim,
14800 W. Lincoln, Oak Park.
Entertainment includes a profes-
sional fire twirler, live music and
dancing, adult performance and
costumes. RSVP: www.baischabad.
corn, (248) 855-6170.
Explore the four most-asked
questions about Passover at "4
Cups 4 Questions" with Rabbi
Joseph Krakoff 9:45 a.m. Sundays,
March 8 and 15, at Congregation
Cheer on your friends and
neighbors playing in a women's
only basketball tournament
7:30-9:30 p.m. Monday, March
16, at Yeshivat Akiva, 21100 W.
12 Mile, Southfield. Proceeds
will benefit the Hesder Yeshiva
of Sderot's emergency campaign
to construct dormitories able to
withstand impact of rocket attacks.
$10 charge includes a complimentary raffle ticket.
Sponsorships: $100, $50, $36 and $18. Teenage girls
and women must raise $180 to play on a team. Details:
Shaarey Zedek, 27375 Bell Road,
Southfield. Free. RSVP to Karen
Davis: (248) 357-5544, kdavis@
Focus on "reuse" and composting
at a discussion following services
on "Green Shabbat" 6 p.m. Friday,
March 13, at Temple Kol Ami,
5085 Walnut Lake Road, West
Bloomfield. The Social Action
Committee is collecting gently
used children's books to donate
to Detroit Jewish Coalition for
Literacy. (248) 661-0040, www.
Take advantage of opportunities
to learn from Rabbi Tzvi Muller
of Partners in Torah, both at the
West Bloomfield JCC:
• A Taste of Mussar: Join the
Seminars for Adult Jewish
Enrichment Brunch & Learn
Series 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sundays,
March 8 and 15. Learn about the
Mussar movement, a centuries-
old Jewish spiritual practice that
uses contemplation, text study,
journaling and other exercises
to cultivate positive character
traits, at the JCC. Cost, includ-
ing brunch: $6 session. RSVP to
SAJE Director Adina Pergament:
(248) 432-5470, apergament@
• "Just Say 'Know' to Judaism":
Try the lunch and learn series
noon Wednesdays, through March
25. The JCC, Jewish Federation's
Alliance for Jewish Education,
FedED and the Yeshiva are co-
sponsors. Cost, including lunch:
$7 session. RSVP: (248) 583-
Talk about prayer at Cantor Meir
Finkelstein's discussion, "Life is
Short: Pray Hard — The Structure
and Secrets of Jewish Liturgy,"
11 a.m. Sundays, March 8 and 15,
at Congregation Shaarey Zedek,
27375 Bell Road, Southfield. Free.
RSVP to Karen Davis: (248) 357-
5544, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Find out the significance of each
Hebrew letter at Rabbi Leiby
Burnham's series, "The Mystical
Aleph Bet," 10-11:45 a.m. Sundays,
March 8 and 22, at Congregation
Shir Tikvah, 3900 Northfield
Parkway, Troy. Drop-ins welcome
at no charge. (248) 649-4418.
Pick up knowledge with your nosh
at lunch and learn with National
Council of Jewish Women noon
Wednesday, March 11, at 26500
Lahser, Suite 306, Southfield.
Rabbi Aaron Berman of Adat
Shalom Synagogue will speak
about the Jewish mysticism. $10
includes lunch. RSVP: (248) 355-
Be enriched by the wisdom of the
"48 Steps to Conscious Living"
at a weekly drop-in lunch and
learn discussion led by Rabbi Alon
Tolwin of Aish HaTorah. The group
meets noon Thursdays at the
Jewish News, 29200 Northwestern
Hwy., Southfield. Kosher lunch, $8.
(248) 948-9908, ext.1.
Explore the Kabbalah with Rabbi
Elimelech Silberberg at Bais
Chabad Torah Center, 5595 W.
Maple, West Bloomfield. Ongoing
classes suitable for beginners and
more advanced students meet
10:30 a.m. Sundays and 8:30 p.m.
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